Gate driver photocoupler is slim for solar applications

A gate driver photocoupler from Toshiba Electronics Europe is housed in a low-profile SO8L package. The TLP5832 delivers 2.5A peak output current (IOPH,IOPL) and can directly drive medium-class IGBTs and MOSFETs in applications such as inverters for industrial, air conditioning and solar applications as well as servo amplifiers.
The SO8L package provides support for modern applications where there is often limited mounting height and limited space. It delivers a device that is just 2.3mm high, which is approximately 54 per cent lower than Toshiba’s current products that are available in SDIP6 and DIP8 packages.

In spite of its small size, the IC offers an isolation voltage of 5000V rms and guarantees creepage and clearance distances of 8.0mm minimum, making it suitable for applications requiring high insulation performance, including safety-critical designs, says Toshiba.
The TLP5832 guarantees the propagation delay time to be 200 nano seconds and the propagation delay skew to be ±80 nano seconds across the full operating temperature range of -40 to +110 degree C. As a result, high-efficiency inverter circuits can be designed by reducing temperature-related design margins, notes Toshiba.

The TLP5832 is shipping now.

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